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Hydraulic Fracturing

DEC: Ban On Fracking In New York State Becomes OfficialA ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, officially went into effect in New York state on Monday.
Report: Group Weighing Possibility Of Upstate N.Y. Towns Seceding, Joining PennsylvaniaAn interest group representing upstate towns is researching whether it is possible for some municipalities to secede from New York state and join Pennsylvania, according to a published report.
Activists Rally Against 'Hydro Fracking' Outside Of Chelsea PiersA method of pulling natural gas from deep underground has faced increased scrutiny in New York State.
New York State May Suspend Decision On Fracking Until 2015The New York State Assembly voted Wednesday to suspend until 2015 any action on allowing gas drilling using fracking.
Liu Wants Exxon To Release Info On Fracking; NYS Reaches Agreement With Cabot OilThe New York City pension funds hold more than 11 million shares of Exxon stock. Now the funds and City Comptroller John Liu have called on the oil company to release data about its fracking operations.
Siena Poll: NYers Evenly Split On 'Fracking'The Siena Research Institute poll released Monday says voters statewide were split 40-40 percent when asked if the Department of Environmental Conservation should lift a 4 1/2-year-old moratorium on fracking.
Celebrities Lead Crowd Of 3,000 In Albany Protesting Hydraulic FracturingIt’s the one political hot potato Gov. Andrew Cuomo dodged in both his budget proposal and his State of the State speech -- to frack or not to frack.
Poll: New Yorkers Oppose Fracking By Narrow MarginA poll suggests New York voter sentiment has shifted from support of shale gas drilling to opposition by a narrow margin.
Report: Gas Drilling Safe Under Proposed RulesAn unreleased state report found potential health impacts from fracking are addressed in the Department of Environmental Conservation's regulatory plan, making a separate health impact study unnecessary.
State Regulators Ask For Extension On Gas Drilling Rules Over Fracking ConcernsNew York State environmental regulators have asked for another three months to finalize new gas drilling rules so that a study of the health impacts of practices such as fracking can be completed, an agency spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Gov. Cuomo Sets Open-Ended Deadline For Fracking Health Assessment ReportThe deadline was set for next week for the state to complete its review of hydraulic fracturing, a process that uses water and chemicals to extract natural gas from the earth.
New Jersey Assembly Approves Fracking Waste Treatment BanLawmakers have approved legislation that bans hydraulic fracturing byproducts created in other states from entering New Jersey.
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